The key argument in this article is the role of the diaspora in keeping the vision of a certain political alternative alive, when the ‘home’ is under occupation. The projects of nation state formation are incomplete in many parts of the globe, some constantly pinching as festering wounds.
One may argue that maybe Hong Kong did not test enough people. However, while France achieved a rate of testing 7103 people per million, UK achieved a rate of 11,245, and USA achieved a rate of 17,885, Hong Kong still led by testing 19,426 people per million!
“One Child Nation” has been reviewed enough; most reviews I read appreciate the candidness, and the rather matter-of-fact depiction of the various (if not all) facets of the one-child policy. Yet, the more I read them, the more it seems that like me, they too are struggling to comprehend yet another thing characterising the China we think we know.
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